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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
francisco, just like in miami in a way, there's -- the san jose mercury, a famous old newspaper is, there is now a viet-mercury. unfortunately, i couldn't speak vietnamese, and i couldn't read the paper either. i mean, just not even close. to ours. and then i heard about the following fact about miami: miami seems to be the only city in the whole world in which people from another country with another language and a very different culture took over at the voting machine a big, metropolitan area in just over i would say, slightly over one generation. i'm talking about the cubans. we have a havana-born gentleman here to my right, and so i said i've just got to go, i've got to go see what this is all about. i knew so little -- i still thought that the great industry was tourism in miami. and then i found out that for some time it's been shipping, including shipping that made the miami federal reserve bank have more cash than all the rest of the federal reserve banks put together. but now it seems to be pretty honest work. [laughter] and shipping. and i don't know if he's here tonight,
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 12:00am EST
. >> host: james in san jose, california, you're an with author kenneth davis. please go ahead. >> caller: thank you, gentlemen. good morning, mr. davis. mr. davis, you mentioned columbus discovering the new world. but i read many years that the vikings were here on the east coast, and before then came navigators from ireland. do you have any historical information? >> guest: sure. i addressed both of those questions in meant to much about geography. one is more easily answered than the other. certainly the vikings were -- when i say here, in north america -- around close to 500 years before columbus arrived. the site of the vikings village that they left behind, has been excavated. it is now a unesco world heritage site in newfoundland. so the connection to columbus was the idea that there was perhaps some way columbus knew about the vikings sailed here. there was a map that was proved 0 to be a fraud that was something columbus had. so there is no evidence that columbus knew about the vikings or their root to north america, and he certainly came entirely different way. certainly didn't
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
't have a recollection of mermaids, but it would be entirely possible. it's the one james, san jose california, you're on with author kenneth davis. >> caller: good morning, mr. davis. mr. davis, you mentioned columbus discovering the new world, but i read that the vikings were it the first on the east coast. and before them came a navigator from ireland. do you have any historical the information on these two? >> guest: short. i address both of those questions in don't know much about geography. one is much more easily incident the other because certainly the vikings were here, when i say here, in north america close of 500 years before columbus arrived. the site of the viking village that they left behind has been excavated. it is now a unesco world heritage site up in newfoundland so that evidence is quite clear and overwhelming. the part of the story that connects to columbus, however, was always the idea that, perhaps, there was some way that columbus knew about the vikings having sailed here. there was even a map that later proved to be a fraud that was said to be something co
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